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Exploring alternative energy sources: The future of renewable power

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By illuminem briefings 🌎

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illuminem summarizes for you the essential news of the day. Read the full piece here in The Daily Star or enjoy below

🗞️ Driving the news: As the detrimental effects of global climate change become increasingly apparent, discussions surrounding the shift from conventional fuel sources to renewable energy alternatives are gaining momentum

🔭 The context: Renewable energy, derived from virtually limitless natural sources like wind and solar, stands in stark contrast to our current fossil fuel sources like coal, oil, and natural gas

🌎 Why it matters for the planet: Renewables are inexhaustible, resulting in much lower air pollution levels, benefiting both environmental and human health
• Renewable energy could also potentially expand energy access in developing countries and diversify energy supplies while creating new job opportunities

⏭️ What's next: Various forms of renewable energy sources are already being used and further developed
• Solar energy, thanks to advancements in technology and scale, is now the cheapest form of electricity
Wind energyhas a global technical potential exceeding current electricity production
Hydroelectric power offers a dependable source of clean energy not reliant on weather

💬 One quote: "Renewable energy will expand energy access in developing countries, particularly for non-grid-connected or remote, coastal, or islanded communities. It will diversify energy supply and create newer jobs in the economy."(Maliha Arosha Hasan, The Daily Star)

📈 One stat: The rate at which solar energy is intercepted by the Earth is about 10,000 times greater than the rate at which humankind consumes energy
• The amount of solar energy that reaches the earth's surface in one hour is more than the planet's total energy requirements for a whole year

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